P.OPULAR S.KY (section ish) submerges characters from other sections of Any Ever into an extreme poetic state where their creative limits bloom, but perhaps only on an illusory level. The events of P.opular S.ky (section ish) are the fevered and shadowy projections of a mind being played with. Whether real or not, these situations key the arc and understanding of the rest of Trill-ogy Comp by depicting versions of their finalities.
Trill-ogy Comp consists of three movies: K-CoreaINC.K (section a), Sibling Topics (section a), and P.opular S.ky (section ish). The title of this piece of the Any Ever diptych riffs on the words "trill"—as in the rapid alternation of two notes, or the sound produced by rolling "r"s—and "comp"— as in "complement," "comprehension," and, especially in regard to music and digital editing, "composition." Each movie follows the structuralist unity of form and content, self-reflexively building and demonstrating formal logic through narrative abstractions.
Ryan Trecartin (b.1981, Webster, Texas) is an artist and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a BFA in 2004. Trecartin has since lived and worked in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami. In 2009, Trecartin was the recipient of the inaugural Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts, the world's largest juried individual fine art prize, awarded by Tyler School of Art; he received the New Artist of the Year Award at The First Annual Art Awards, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and he was awarded a 2009 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
P.OPULAR S.KY (section ish)
HD video, 44 minutes
Used with kind permission of the artist, Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY, and Regen Projects, LA
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